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If you are looking to burn that stubborn belly fat, then it’s time to say hello to sarvangasana or the shoulder stand. When it comes to yoga for weight loss, there are only a few poses that can actually help you achieve great results, and sarvangasana is one of them.
Do you know that sarvangasana is referred to as the “queen” or “mother” of all asanas? It is an inverted asana practised as an advanced posture.
As per yoga expert, Grand Master Akshar, sarvangasana offers a host of benefits. Recommended for weight loss, yoga practitioners are required to lift up the body with their arms and hold for long durations. By holding your body weight on your shoulders, you are activating your core muscles, which can effectively help in shedding that extra flab.
“Sarvangasana practice on a daily basis improves digestion, boosts metabolism, improves the respiratory system, regulates blood circulation and is also good for thyroid issues” he suggested.
Now that you how beneficial sarvangasana is, it’s time to learn the right way to do it:
There are a few dos and don’ts that you need to follow, while performing Sarvangasana
1. Practitioners with wrist, neck or shoulder issues should refrain from performing this asana.
2. Women must refrain from performing this asana, while they are menstruating or are pregnant.
3. Practitioners who are suffering from enlarged thyroid, liver or spleen, cervical spondylitis, slipped disc and high blood pressure or other heart ailments must refrain from performing this asana.
So, ladies try this ultimate weight loss yoga pose and see the difference!